Journey Name: Christchurch to Greymouth  |  Journey Duration: Scenic Day Trips
The trip of a lifetime - truly one of the world’s great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrast of dry beech forests and tussock land on one side of the Alps and lush green landscapes on the other. From Christchurch, cross the patchwork farmland of the Canterbury plains, follow the Waimakariri river, climbing into alpine scenery on a series of spectacular viaducts. Then, after stopping at Arthur's Pass, emerge from the long Otira Tunnel and descend through sub tropical rain forest past beautiful Lake Brunner and on to Greymouth.
Train Departure Schedule :
April - June
July - September
October - December
January - March
April - June
Journey Dates :
Places Covered:
Christchurch, Greymouth
Day to Day Itinerary:


Christchurch depart

8.15 am

Rolleston depart

8.34 am

Darfield depart

8.53 am

Springfield depart

9.15 am

Cass depart

10.12 am

Arthur's Pass depart

10.42 am

Otira depart

11.03 am

Jacksons depart

11.21 am

Moana depart

11.47 am

Kokiri depart

12.03 pm

Brunner depart

12.21 pm

Greymouth arrive

12.45 pm

Price per Adult: NZD 219
Price per Child: NZD 153
Rail fare only. No meals included
Route Map
  • Rated one of the world’s great scenic railway journeys
  • Experience spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River
  • Open air viewing carriages
  • The train travels through 19 tunnels and 4 viaducts